WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC

Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!

 About Sunday Services at KUCC

outlined MAPLocation:  Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood,  63122.  We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.

TimeWorship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.

Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.

Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.

Information for Visitors.

Meet our pastor.  

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT KUCC

Habitat Volunteers Needed Jan. 14, 21, & 28

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25 local UCC congregations have been providing volunteers to rehab the home pictured above in Bellefontaine Neighbors, for the new owner, shown on the right with Bob Steen. To wrap things up we need 8 people for 3 Saturdays in January to install wood and vinyl floors, put up cabinets, do trim work and get the home ready for its new family. If you are interested in working on 1/14, 1/21 and/or 1/28 contact Bob Steen at 636 517 1108. Crews will be mixed from our churches. We”ll make a list of volunteers as they come in, first come, first served.

 LOGOS Fun Continues in the New Year

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All young people in kindergarten through middle school are invited to join the fun at LOGOS every Thursday from 4:30 to 7.  If you haven’t signed up or want to get more information, contact director Deb Humphrey. The photo above shows the creative talent of the middle schoolers on Spud Night.  After a supper of delicious baked potatoes, everyone made a unique Potato Head with a variety of veggies for the trimmings.  Each evening includes recreation, worship, games, supper, and a Bible lesson.  In January our focus is understanding Jesus.  Come share good times with us on Thursday afternoons!

 

God’s Helping Hands Outreach:  The McDaniels Family

mcdanielsWe are helping a family get started in a new home after a personal tragedy.  Six children, including two sets of twins, and their grandmother will be moving in together, and they are in need of household items.  KUCC will be providing kitchen and bathroom supplies for the family. We have set up a “housewarming registry” with items they need.  To purchase, please click on the Target logo to the right  to access the items we are hoping to provide.  If you have questions, contact Judy Kamper: 314-607-5026.

Hygiene Packs Update

hygiene-packsThanks to all who have donated.  Due to your generosity, we have plenty of shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, and soap.  So for now, please concentrate on providing TRAVEL SIZE toothpaste and deodorant.  We also need wash cloths.  Please place items in the basket in the Gathering Area.

 

 

Breakfast Volunteers Needed

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Team K is looking for two volunteers to help make and serve breakfast as part of our God’s Helping Hands ministry in north St. Louis.  Your responsibilities will involve being available on the 3rd Sunday of March, June, September, and December. The team gathers at KUCC by 7:00 am to load breakfast supplies into cars.  We then prepare scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage, grits, and fruit for our clientele, serve the food, and clean up when breakfast is through. We usually arrive back at KUCC between 10-10:30. This service is fast paced and fun–a great way to get involved! Interested? Questions? Contact Emily Kuttenkuler: 314-607- 5143 or ekuttes@gmail.com.

 

 Adult Education–January

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No class on January 1.  The remaining four Sundays will feature a discussion of Race and Grace led by Leon Sharpe.  For details, consult our Adult Programs page.

Walking with Guatemala – April Visitors from CEDEPCA

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It is time to begin planning the next step in KUCC’s Guatemala Partnership. Two CEDEPCA staff members will be able to spend April 2017 in St. Louis. This will be an immersion experience – similar to the one that Ana and Luis had in October 2014. Our visitors will probably be two women who are involved in the Intercultural Experience program at CEDEPCA. Emily Kuttenkuler and Judy Kamper, co-chairs of the Planning Team, are looking  four host families to house one or both of the CEDEPCA staff members for a week, serve as drivers, hosts for dinner, etc. Those of you interested in joining in this project, please contact Emily Kuttenkuler (ekuttes@gmail.com) or Judy Kamper (jkamper@sbcglobal.net).

 

Donations Wanted for 2017 Book Sales

book-sale_edited-1We continue to collect books in anticipation of a third book sale.  Bring any donations to the gathering area, outside the office, or to the lower level.  Watch for news of our third sale in the months ahead.